What is Adoption?

Adoption is the method by which adults become the legal parents of children not born to them. An adopted child is cared for by a parent or parents who are willing to give love, security, and a sense of well-being.

 
 

What is Foster Care?

Foster Care is the act of temporarily housing a child who has been removed from his or her permanent home. The removal from the home is usually due to abuse, neglect, or dependency that occurs when no other relatives are available to care for the child.

 
 
     
 

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Click the heart to view a video from the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption

 
     
 

For more information click on the following links:

 
     
 

[Philosophy]  [Who can Foster/Adopt]  [Requirements]  [How to Apply]

 
     
 

Foster and Adopt Information Packet

 

 
 

Cover Letter

 JFS 02333 - Discrimination Complaint Form 

 Foster and Adopt Inquiry Form

Disqualifying Criminal Offenses

Licensing and Approval Process

Ohio Adoption Guide

 Foster Parent or Adopting a Waiting Child Brochure

Ohio Adoption Subsidy Guide

 Foster Youth Rights Handbook

Ohio State Adoption Assistance Loan Fund

Adoption Policy

Statement of Assurance - Standards of Conduct

 
     
 
Click here for more information about Adoption. Click here for more information about Foster Care.
 
  Click here to view the children currently available for adoption. Click here for more information about the One Church, One Child program. Click here for a Foster / Adoption training schedule.  
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